Greetings from Memphis August 2015
Although the temperature outside reminds us it is still summer, the start of fall semester is in full swing now that the next classes of future health care professionals have arrived.

Your alumni office is preparing for a busy semester for our students, residents and alumni! I hope you will join us at upcoming events planned in your area. Our next event is Saturday, September 5, in Nashville. We are teaming up with the UT Knoxville Alumni Office for a tailgate at B.B. King's Blues Club before the UT vs. Bowling Green football game. A few seats are available online.

This issue of Vital Signs is a comprehensive update on the great progress in our colleges. My hope is you will find the information helpful as you continue your engagement. We always value your input, so please email me if I can be of service.

Thank you for your continued support!

Kris Phillips
Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs
College of Dentistry News
Roy Thompson, DDS '78, honored by TDA

Murfreesboro dentist Dr. Roy Thompson received the Jack Wells Memorial Dedication to Dentistry Award during the Tennessee Dental Association's Music City Dental Conference in Nashville. Read more »

Healing Hands officially opens at a new location

The expansion means that Healing Hands, which has provided free health care for more than 3,300 working uninsured patients per year since 1997, is now expected to serve more than 10,000 patients each year. Read more »

Sixth Annual J. Joe Littlejohn lectureship on implants

The lecture will cover the latest bone grating techniques and their applications. Dr. Chitwood will also present the most recent diagnostic techniques utilizing state-of-the-art CT scanning, and overcoming full arch complications. Read more »

Continuing education for dental hygienists and assistants

Leave the dentists at home and join your fellow hygienists and assistants as you set sail from New Orleans for four fun-filled days aboard Carnival Elation. View the brochure (PDF) »


GRADUATE HEALTH: UAMS names Cowan, PhD '99, new Nursing dean »
HEALTH PROFESSIONS: Dean Anderson wins highest award given by the ASHA »
MEDICINE: R. Lebron Cooper, MD '91, appointed chair of Anesthesiology »
NURSING: Wendy M. Likes, MSN '99, DNSc '04, PhD '09, named Nursing dean »
PHARMACY: Dean receives prestigious health services research award »

UTHSC receives independent university accreditation

During its meeting on June 11, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees approved the accreditation of UTHSC as a separate university. UTHSC is now independent of the "Big Orange" conglomerate that includes UT Knoxville, the UT Institute of Agriculture, the UT Space Institute and UT's Institute for Public Service. Read more »

UTHSC files permit for drug manufacturing facility

On July 22, the University of Tennessee filed a $3.7 million permit with the Shelby County Department of Construction Code Enforcement to renovate 208 S. Dudley St. into a facility that will house pre-manufactured clean room pods for the manufacture and filling of clinical trial drugs. Read more »

UTHSC sponsors Ride To Fight On 2015

Join Team UTHSC on Saturday, October 3, in Memphis on a race through the city to raise funds and awareness for West Cancer Center in partnership with the University of Tennessee and Methodist Healthcare. To register for Team UTHSC, visit the Ride To Fight On website and click Join an Existing Team.

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